Find Out How Much Ant Control Costs Near You
Kill Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Fire Ants Indoors and Outdoors
Nationally, homeowners will spend around $162 for an ant removal service. The total cost will be determined by things like home size, indoor vs outdoor, and the level of control needed to exterminate the ants.
Ants are common household species that can get into every corner of your home. Find out about ant control for these ant types and more:
- Fire Ants
- Carpenter Ants
- Black Garden Ants
- Pharaoh Ants
- Bullet Ants
- Red Wood Ants
- Dorylus Ants
- Dinoponera Ants
There are more than 10,000 species and subspecies of ants in the world. Fortunately, there is only a handful that you will find in your yard and even fewer that will invade your home. But, regardless of what type of ant problem you have, it can get out of hand if left untreated.
Most ant extermination, including fire ant control, is done with a combination of traps, baits, and insecticides. Whether you have a full-blown ant infestation or are seeing the early warning signs of one, the key is matching the right treatment to the problem.
Here’s important information about the different types of ants you may find in your home or yard, as well as some suggestions on how to get rid of them.
Ant Control Costs
According to Home Advisor, the average ant exterminator cost is $162. Depending on where you live and the severity of your issue, you might pay as little as $80 and as much as $465 for a single visit.
You might consider buying bait at your local hardware store, for minor problems. Be careful though–you could spend lots of money and effort, and not get rid of the ants. An exterminator will be able to assess the problem and know the proper treatment for it.
Although some ants are prone to migrate indoors, almost any ant can enter your home given the opportunity. Here are some common ones to look out for.
Argentine Ant Control
Although these ants are tiny in size, their colonies can be quite large. They seek shelter inside homes during heavy rain or extreme heat.
Argentine ants are very aggressive and can spread quickly. They can have as many as 300 queens for every 1,000 worker ants.
For these reasons, Argentine ants are very difficult to get rid of. Products from your local hardware store will probably not do the trick–leave this one up to an exterminator.
Carpenter Ant Control
Carpenter ants are dark red in color. They do not eat wood, but they build their nests in it. When they do so, they leave behind debris, so you may confuse them with termites.
Carpenter ants are often found under insulation, attics, and crawlspaces. You can treat them with insecticide. And, since they are drawn to wood, special barriers around your house can be effective in keeping them out.
Pavement and Fire Ant Control
Fire ants can easily take over a yard. They prefer to remain outside but can migrate into homes if they find an accessible entryway. Their bites can be very painful and even cause allergic reactions.
Pavement ants are dark brown or black insects that have nests near concrete slabs, sidewalks, driveways, or in basements. They do not have a stinger but can bite.
The most effective pavement or fire ant control is using a combination of bait insecticide on individual beds in your yard.
Odorous House Ant Control
Odorous house ants are often found indoors. Their natural pheromones produce a scent that smells vaguely like coconut. You may find them in cracks in the wall or on countertops in search of food.
These ants do not bite or sting, nor do they cause structural damage, but they can be difficult to control. In addition to their home nest that contains the queen, they can have many satellite nests. They usually warrant some type of bait treatment to eradicate.
Use a Pest Control Professional to Rid Your Home of Ants
The best pest treatment, including fire ant control, is prevention. If you see signs of ants, inside or out, do not wait until the problem gets out of hand.
Pest Extinct can help you tackle your ant infestation, no matter how big or small. We can get the problem under control and ensure that the ants do not return. It’s an easy, cost-effective way to stay on top of pest maintenance of your home.
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